Black on Black Crime

Did you know that 80 percent of white individual victims are killed by a white individual offender? The FBI reports on crime statistics every year and it turns out most racial groups are the number one offender against themselves. That’s because murder, …

Holding History Accountable

American history is filled with depictions of women, the LGBT+ community, and persons of color that are deplorable and reprehensible. From “Little Black Sambo” to black face, to advertising, to even Dr. Seuss, the discriminatory past of America can be vi…

Monuments to the Confederacy

The last confederate monument in America was completed in 1972. Not 1872, 1972. From the end of the civil war through the civil rights movement, monuments to a failed attempt to separate the country based on race were raised through America and abroad. T…

This is America

Dylan Roof, Charlottesville, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and on and on and on. After so many of these incidents, good-intentioned and well-meaning people like to say “this isn’t the America I know!” “This isn’t us!” “We’re better than this!”
Really?  …

State of Rage

In 1961 James Baldwin, when being interviewed about being Black in America, said the following, “To be negro in America and relatively conscience is to be in a state of rage, almost all of the time.” 60 years later, the sentiment still exists. Police bru…

Response to “It’s Ancient History, Get Over it”

When you see Black folks getting upset about blackface, racist comments, police brutality, and the overall unchanging disrespect of Black people in America, we’re not angry about slavery or building the country for free or the systematic abuse and torture of our ancestors. That’s just a small part of it. We’re angrier because it’s still …

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